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About

Individually it has always been a dream of ours to host workshops and retreats. Bringing our expertise together meant that together our dreams could not only come true but as a collective, our retreats benefit you mentally as well as physically. 

Through movement, mindset and meditation at a Zen and Tonic retreat, our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable experience that has a positive life long impact!

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Gemma Milward
Zen of Zen & Tonic 

Gemma started practicing classical yoga in her teens with yoga and qigong master, Katherine Allen. About 8 years ago she fell in love with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. She has practiced with a host of great teachers around the world, from Mysore in India to The Miami life centre in Florida. Her aim is to continue to deepen her knowledge of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system.

She qualified as a yoga teacher in Studland, Dorset in 2015 under the teachings of Brian Cooper, Helen McCabe and Scott Parsons. Gemma has been teaching regular Vinyasa flow style, Ashtanga, Acro Yoga and SUP Yoga classes and workshops ever since.

Gemma also specialises in teaching yoga to neurodivergent individuals.

Tanya Bright
Tonic of Zen & Tonic 

Tanya Bright has coached people around the world since 2018 to help better understand their minds so that they can be the masters of their lives & lead healthier & happier lives. Tanya is sub threshold ADHD - meaning she has some ADHD symptoms that impact her daily life but not enough to meet the diagnosis criteria. Neurodivergency is very prominent in her family and the lack of support for neurodivergent people led her to specialise in this area.

 

She is an advocate for neurodiversity and neuroinclusion. Through her lived experiences personally, as a coach and through her knowledge, Tanya and Gemma have created and run highly sought after retreats.​

Tanya’s long-long-term vision is to help individuals to understand themselves, their minds, to lead a life that is enriched and beautiful for them. A life free of struggles and trying to conform to societal norms and expectations.

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